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Footprints Tours Oxford

Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ, England
02075588706
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Ranked #1 of 50 activities in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Footprints Tours run the famous 2 hour free walking tour around Oxford, a hugely popular bike tour around Oxford and an entertaining pub tour of... more » Owner description: Footprints Tours run the famous 2 hour free walking tour around Oxford, a hugely popular bike tour around Oxford and an entertaining pub tour of Oxford. We provide interesting and enjoyable tours with our University educated guides. We are a small student start-up with a lot of character. We also provide private tours for departments within Oxford University, London School of Economics, numerous language schools from around the world and even groups of regular people! « less
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Warrenton, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

A great tour depends on two things: the place and the person. What's not to love about Oxford, with history tucked in every corner, on every stone? So that leaves the guide as the variable. Tom is the man of the (two) hour(s). He is erudite, charismatic, and completely adorable as he puts on an extended performance that had our... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The Oxford undergraduate tour guide, Tom, was highly entertaining and shared fun anecdotes. But, we came away looking for more serious content, and were disappointed that the tour does not include entry into the Bodleain library or other Oxford highlights. But you get what you pay for - the tour is free and you are asked to tip what you... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This tour was engaging and interesting throughout the entire two hours. My daughter and I did the Cambridge Footprints tour a couple of days earlier which was equally fabulous. I would certainly recommend Footprints to anyone. They provide a great insight into the history and structure of these university towns.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Thanks Footprints, and BIG THANKS to TOM the TourMan. My gosh, great teaching includes great theater and delivery. This guy had content AND style. Much laughter was heard, "there was much rejoicing" and "a good time was had by all." I would have PAID for the tour up front had I seen and heard him first. I learned more in... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Did the two hour tour with Tom. Really enjoyed it and Tom was excellent with great local knowledge and a good sense of humour. He engaged well with the whole group and really brought everything to life. The pace of the tour was good and Tom checked that everyone was happy as we went around the key sights. He also... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Didn't really have high expectations as my friend had done a pretty decent job of showing me around, but this was phenomenal. Our guide (Tom) knew a thing or two and was pretty witty as well. Perfect mix of history and trivia (especially the eccentricities of the colleges) to keep everyone captivated for the entire time. Definitely worth going on.

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

First walking tour in an English-speaking country whose history I'm actually familiar with, so I didn't really have high expectations . Our guide knew a thing or two, and was pretty witty to boot. Perfect combination of history and trivia, especially the eccentricities of the colleges to captivate the crowd for the entire two hours (no magic involved, I promise).... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I have visited Oxford a couple of times with different friends, and we took the footprint tours each time because it is just THAT good!! I had Tom as a tour guide twice, and I have seriously never been on a tour with a guide as engaging, funny and knowledgeable as he is!! He's got great stories, a great sense... More

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Nottingham
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our tour with Tom - the two hours flew by and he made the whole thing engaging, funny and entertaining so that we remembered much of the information that he told us. Definitely a great indtroduction to Oxford and with lots of tips for things to look at and visit on your own afterwards. It is free... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have done a footprints tour before taking friends who are visiting from overseas, as we live locally, and we really enjoyed it. Our leader was Fred.....excellent! Having found it so good, today we took other friends staying with us from abroad and found the tour was rather trivial...we did the 2pm trip......more Star Wars and Harry Potter than actual... More

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